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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Todd Mitchell Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781455828982
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James was the guy no one noticed—another fifteen-year-old living in a small town. So when he gets into the American Science and Mathematics Academy (or ASMA), a public boarding school, James decides that it’s time to leave the past behind. In a student body made up of nerds and geeks, being cool is easy. All it takes is a few harmless lies to invent the new James: rebel, punk, street fighter. Everyone’s impressed—except for the beautiful Ellie Frost, whose icy demeanor holds an inexplicable attraction for James, and the mysterious ghost44, an IM presence who sees right through his new identity. But James is riding high—playing pranks and hooking up with the luscious Jessica Keen. Things seem perfect until he begins having strange dreams of a dark city haunted by demons. As the line between dreams and reality blurs, James comes to discover the secret—and consequence—of lying.

“Opening your eyes and seeing the world — really seeing it — that’s what this powerful book is about.” -Lauren Myracle, bestselling author of the Internet Girls series and Bliss

“A fascinating, funny, and utterly engaging read.” -Laura Resau, author of Red Glass and The Ruby Notebook

“Engrossing and entertaining...A great read.” -Publishers Weekly

“A straightforward, from-the-gut story....Mitchell is definitely one to watch.” -Kirkus Reviews

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 12/1/2013

    " It took a little while to get into, but once it grabbed me it never let go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 11/20/2013

    " This book shows the complications of lying, with a twist of fantasy in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nance | 11/2/2013

    " Good Character. Slow plot. Full of humor with a good look of how to become comfortable in your own skin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristy | 10/14/2013

    " Started off a lot better than it ended. The beginning was interesting and unique, but the ending was boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Bailey | 9/28/2013

    " The title to this book could give the impression of someone who lies constantly and gets into trouble with his parents or the police. Instead, this book tells the story of someone who makes up stories about his past in order to fit in at his new school as a slightly dangerous, but cool person. I thought it was very well-written, though I knew who the online ghost he talks to really was in person. It's a story that gave me some to think about and I enjoyed it thoroughly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosmei | 8/30/2013

    " Like Chris crutcher and alex flinn "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hollie | 2/11/2013

    " Ever want to reinvent yourself? James remade himself into the coolest, take-no-crap, prank-playing kinda teen he always dreamed of, until his real dreams seep into his waking life, and danger and destruction soon becomes too high a price for even the coolest guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seonah Kendall | 2/9/2013

    " I just finished this book and loved it. I have passed "The Secret of Lying" to my 13-year old daughter and she is really enjoying it too. This book allowed me to talk to my daughter about some important topics and has really opened up our line of communication. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 May | 1/14/2013

    " An interesting concept is involved in this novel. It was well done, but moves at a slower pace (for my taste, this can be opposed). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ocean | 10/25/2012

    " Well-written novel yet confusing at time during dream sequences "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conradlc | 4/24/2012

    " This is a wonderful book filled with all the angst, joy, and discovery that is apparent in really good coming-0f-age stories. It is honest and fearless, and leaves one just a little frightened for the main characters but also hopeful that they will each safely find a way to adulthood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat C | 4/13/2012

    " I liked it, yes, but it hasn't stuck with me the way most books do. I was drawn to the cover in the book store but ended it getting it from the library months later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryalice | 3/13/2012

    " This was an interesting read. I'm not sure a male reader would go for this one, but it was an intriguing representation of the teenage male mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 8/24/2011

    " I actually stayed up to finish this, but I'm still not entirely sure how much I liked it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristy | 5/3/2011

    " Started off a lot better than it ended. The beginning was interesting and unique, but the ending was boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/7/2011

    " Its interesting, but oriented more towards boys, not strongly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seonah | 9/8/2010

    " I just finished this book and loved it. I have passed "The Secret of Lying" to my 13-year old daughter and she is really enjoying it too. This book allowed me to talk to my daughter about some important topics and has really opened up our line of communication. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 8/25/2010

    " This book shows the complications of lying, with a twist of fantasy in it. "

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About the Author
Author Todd MitchellTodd Mitchell is the author of The Secret to Lying, as well as the middle-grade novel The Traitor King, and is a co-author of the graphic novel A Flight of Angels. About Backwards, he says, “I wanted to tackle some tough issues head-on while also writing an intriguing, uplifting book, and the only way I could think of to do that was to flip things around and experience the story backwards.” Todd Mitchell lives with his wife and two daughters in Fort Collins, Colorado.
About the Narrator

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.